Got a sweet tooth? Then this recipe is definitely for you. Why? Because dates are one of the best natural sources of sugar you can possibly find. While they are calorie rich, they're also packed full of a huge list nutrients, and hence, the health benefits of this little fruit with a pip is gigantic! When you eat dates, you know for a fact that you fill your body with goodness - vitamin A and beta-carotene for eyes and mucus membranes, vitamin K for your skin and bone metabolism, antioxidants known as 'tannins' for anti-infective, anti-inflammatory and anti-hemorrhagic properties, lots of iron to increase the oxygen carrying capacities of your red blood cells (and to assist with anemia!), and potassium to regulate body fluids and control blood pressure. Not only that, but dates are an excellent source of minerals such as calcium (essential for bones and teeth, muscle contraction, blood clotting, and nerve impulses), manganese (nerve and brain functions), copper (red blood cell production) and magnesium (bone growth). Because it's also a good source of dietary fiber, it flushes out chemicals in the gut, creating bulk and therefore works as a laxative. The upside to this is also that it reduces the absorption of LDL cholesterol.
Fruits, vegetables and nuts make the basis of a well balanced raw regime. And what better way to combine these three elements than in flavorful apple, fennel bulb and cashew gourmet salad! This colorful recipe, infused with stunning aromas of oranges and freshly chopped herbs, makes for a delicious and exotic lunch or dinner.
This Tropical Fruit Salad with Curry Agave Nectar was inspired by one of my favorite meals of all time: banana curry, eaten with our toes digging into the sandy boundary between the town of Montezuma, Costa Rica, and the Pacific Ocean. This raw food recipe, however, is a much cleaner, healthier, and simpler version. And you don’t need to be in the tropics to enjoy this dish; its flavor will bring paradise to you.
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A wonderful chocolate fig crust, with layers of cinnamon lucuma, chocolate and vanilla fig ice creams! Thanks to Lianna G for creating this delicious recipe. Watch the video below! Check out the fun video here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=typamqIt5yQ
The sweet tart beautiful strawberry compliments the peppery arugula in this salad. There is also lemon zest and raspberries for a nice tart flavor. All together with the dressing it is a wonderful adventure for your senses!